Suburban Cook County Residential Resilience Program Grants
The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program has secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding through flood mitigation strategies such as overhead sewers and green infrastructure.
Grants are made to individual homeowners through two non-profit program administrators. North West Housing Partnership(NWHP) is managing the program in suburban Cook County, north of 39th Street/Pershing Road. Click here for a link to the NWHP website or call the NWHP at 847/969-0561.
Grantee requirements include:
•Cook County resident, excluding City of Chicago
•Owner occupied, single family home (1 – 4 units)
•Owned the home prior to April 2013
•Meet household income requirements (Low-Moderate Income for Cook County)
•Can prove home was flooded between April and May 2013 through insurance claims, photographs, etc.
The grant application period closes at the end of April. Qualifying residents are encouraged to apply for this grant opportunity.